Carbohydrates May Increase the Risk for Breast Cancer, According to Study

Carbohydrates May Increase the Risk for Breast Cancer, According to Study
carbohydratesAccording to an article due to be published in Life Extension Magazine, a new study has showed that consuming carbohydrates dramatically increases the risk of developing breast cancer. The study, entitled, “Carbohydrates and the Risk of Breast Cancer among Mexican Women” and published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention journal, showed that postmenopausal women with previous breast cancer were two times more likely to have recurrence if their carbohydrate intake remained stable or increased after surgery. Furthermore, among carbohydrate components, the strongest associations were observed for sucrose and fructose and no association was observed with total fat intake. "There is growing interest among the scientific community in the relationship between carbohydrate consumption and cancer, with a special focus on breast cancer. High-carbohydrate diets produce chronic elevations of insulin as the body tries to deal with the excess sugar. Because insulin is a growth factor, elevated insulin levels represent a potential breast cancer threat because it appears to stimulate breast cancer c
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